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The '''Field Museum of Natural History''' is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world. The museum maintains its status as a premier natural history museum through the size and quality of its educational and scientific programs, as well as due to its extensive scientific specimen and artifact collections. The diverse, high quality permanent exhibitions, which attract up to 2 million visitors annually, range from the earliest fossils to past and current cultures from around the world to interactive programming demonstrating today's urgent conservation (ethic)|conservation needs. Additionally, the Field Museum maintains a temporary exhibition program of traveling shows as well as in-house produced topical exhibitions.
LocmapinUnited States Chicago Central
Map captionLocation in central Chicago
Lat degrees41 | lat_minutes = 51 | lat_seconds = 58.6 | lat_direction = N
Long degrees87 | long_minutes = 37 | long_seconds = 1.34 | long_direction = W
Area| built =1921
ArchitectWilliam Peirce Anderson of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White{{cite web |title=Architecture |url=http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/history/architecture |website=The Field Museum |access-date=September 11, 2015}}
AddedSeptember 5, 1975
Governing bodyPrivate
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